SUMMER HOLIDAY READS AUGUST 2016

Hi all! Just incase you’ve missed me or not as the case maybe, I have been away on holiday. We had a great holiday in Orlando where we did the Disney and Universal parks. Obviously the type of holiday we went on was spent mainly in parks screaming on rides and standing in queues so unfortunately not much time for reading. By the time we were getting back to the hotel, within minutes of heads hitting pillows everyone was sound asleep. On the plus side I lost half a stone with all the walking we did which after some of the desserts I had I am well chuffed. Only downside to the holiday was our 2 hour delay followed by a long uncomfortable flight where at least I managed to finish a book and start on another one. Oh and a lost suitcase which has gone awol which luckily for me had all hubbies clothes in but unluckily for me it was along with my GHD’s!

Can’t wait to get stuck in to the fifteen ARC’s I’ve managed to agree to whilst away!

Anyway, I thought I would share with you the books I did manage to read, though I have only done a few sentence review on Goodreads and Amazon for them all, so apologies for not a more detailed one but trying to type a review on a phone isn’t the easiest of things so kept it short and sweet.

Bless Me Father by Georgette Symonds: 3/5 stars.

This was a decent enough read with a good storyline to do with priests unfortunately parts just weren’t believable which tarred it slightly.

Third Time Lucky by J W Lawson: 3.5/5 stars.

Again this was a good read, unfortunately not the ideal holiday read as it focuses on abuse and the damage it can do. There are some surprises in the story but for a holiday read it was quite depressing and took a while to get into.

The Seven Steps To Closure by Donna Joy Usher: 4/5 stars.

This was a fun read and the perfect book to read whilst lazing on a sun bed.

GingerBread Man by Maggie Shayne: 4/5 stars.

Really enjoyed this book and even though I had worked out part of it, it still held some surprises. Word of warning the story finishes at 80% and the rest is a preview of the authors other book.

Return To The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez: 4/5 stars.

I loved The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul and was great to meet up with the characters again. You would probably need to read the other book first before reading this one.

Stalkers by Paul Finch: 5/5 stars.

Without a doubt this was my favourite of my holiday reads. A gritty crime book that shocked and horrified me in parts yet I couldn’t get enough.

Hope this might give you some ideas for your holiday reads if you haven’t already been and if you have been on your holiday what did you read? 

 

 

About Sarah Hardyhttps://bytheletterbookreviews.wordpress.comI'm Sarah, I'm self employed and in my spare time I love to read. Due to my love of reading I thought I would set up a blog to share with people my thoughts on the books i've read. I'm a member of a fantastic group called The Book Club on Facebook who not only have readers but bloggers and authors as members as well. I am also a member of NetGalley, so get the chance to read some books before they come out on sale.

8 thoughts on “SUMMER HOLIDAY READS AUGUST 2016

  1. Welcome back Sarah 🙂 We’re going home tomorrow after two weeks in the Isle of Wight. I’ve read All Is Not Forgotten – https://chataboutbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/all-is-not-forgotten-the-gripping-thriller-youll-never-forget-by-wendy-walker/ and Nina is Not OK – https://chataboutbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/nina-is-not-ok-by-shappi-khorsandi/. I’ve almost finished Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. It sounds like you’ve had a fab time! I’m more likely to have put on half a stone! lol! Although we have walked a lot and we’ve still been running ever other evening, so we’ll see. x

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